Shopping & Recreation
In the old downtown, you can find many shopping streets, such as the Guanqian Street, a 100 years old shopping street since Qing Dynasty; Shiquan Street, home to many hotels and well known for its art and craft products like chinaware, silk, inscriptions, jade, rosewood, etc.; and Shilu (Stone Road) Shopping Street, a leisure area with cafes and pubs to accommodate shoppers, famous for its night market where the shops are open till 10 PM. Apart from the traditional shopping street, there are also numerous modern shopping malls, including Times Square on the eastern shore of Jinji Lake, which is the biggest shopping mall in Suzhou, and INCITY Plaza, Wanda CBD, to name just a few.
As for the amusement parks in Suzhou, Suzhou Amusement Park, Suzhou Ferris Wheel Park, Suzhou Ocean Aquarium, and Li Gong Di – Modern Leisure Life Palace are worth to be mentioned.
Suzhou Amusement Park is the largest theme park in East China. The park falls into two parts: Water World and Happy World. Water World is the largest aquatic amusement park in terms of size and advanced facilities in China. The Happy World is regarded as the “Disney Land of the East” for its beautiful European and American architecture styles.
As a land-mark project, Suzhou Ferris Wheel is the most eye-catching facility in Suzhou Industry Park. It is in the new amusement park in the Jinji Lake Area.
Li Gong Di is the only causeway on the Jinji Lake of Suzhou Industrial Park. It is a water-side leisure area that represents the modern style of Suzhou. Fancy Euro-style night clubs and spas can be found around this area and can provide you with a luxurious evening. Walking along the Li Gong Di, you can also enjoy a graceful view of the Jinji Lake.